Lady Macbeth To Blame Analysis

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Macbeth-Discussion Macbeth’s rise and fall from power was tragic. However, he does not have only himself to blame. True, he is largely responsible, but he cannot be held totally at fault. Lady Macbeth, the witches, Banquo, Macduff, Donalbain, Malcom and Duncan all have a part to play in turning Macbeth from a brave, loyal, fearless man into an evil tyrant. King Duncan has to take a small part of the blame. He had much trust in Macbeth and thought very highly of him. In Shakespeare’s play he even says, ‘conduct me to mine host: we love him highly.’ If he had been a bit more wary and observant of Macbeth he may have of seen the monster lurking inside of him. Duncan gave Macbeth, Thane of Cawdor, which enkindled Macbeth’s desire to want…show more content…
Thinking that no one could hurt him probably made him more confident to go on killing sprees without fear of retribution. Lady Macbeth has to take nearly as much responsibility from Macbeth’s downfall as Macbeth himself. Macbeth confesses his evil thoughts to her and she jumps at the chance to bend him to do her will. Once Macbeth decides that he is not going to kill Duncan she starts to convince him that he should. ‘Was the hope drunk, Wherein you dress’d yourself?’ ‘When you durst do it, then you were a man.’ She questions if he is a man or a mouse, if he loves her and says that she is stronger than him. She doesn’t stop there though. When Macbeth tried to get out of killing the King. She says, ‘ I have given suck, and know How tender ‘tis to love the babe that milks me: I would, while it was smiling in my face, Have pluck’d my nipple from his boneless gums, And dash’d the brains out, had I so sworn As you done to this.’ Macbeth could not take all this so decides to agree, but he won’t fully commit. If Lady Macbeth had not been so vulgar and questioned him about being a man and if he loved her, Macbeth would not have gone through with killing the
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